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Vincent Kompany says football boardrooms are a ‘hotbed of inequality’ in new FIFPro anti-racism report
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Vincent Kompany says football boardrooms are a ‘hotbed of inequality’ in new FIFPro anti-racism report

With “no clear indication” that recent measures implemented by governing bodies and social media companies have done anything to tackle racism in football, worldwide players’ union FIFPro wants to help set up an independent research center to gather data on incidents of abuse. The research center is part of FIFPro’s new plan to “protect, support…MORE

Monday Night Football: Russell Wilson has ‘to do better, we all got to do better,’ says Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll
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Monday Night Football: Russell Wilson has ‘to do better, we all got to do better,’ says Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll

It was an unhappy birthday for Russell Wilson on Monday Night Football as the quarterback saw his potential game-tying pass intercepted to seal a 17-15 loss for the Seattle Seahawks (3-8) against the Washington Football Team (5-6), scuppering a dramatic comeback. Playing on his 33rd birthday, Wilson threw a 32-yard touchdown pass to Freddie Swain…MORE

Qatar 2022: Amid ongoing human rights concerns, World Cup chief promises host nation is ‘tolerant’ and ‘welcoming’
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Qatar 2022: Amid ongoing human rights concerns, World Cup chief promises host nation is ‘tolerant’ and ‘welcoming’

With less than a year to go before the start of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, questions surrounding host nation Qatar’s handling of humanitarian issues show few signs of abating — specifically concerning the state’s anti-homosexuality laws. Nasser Al Khater, the chief executive of the tournament’s organizing committee, insists that Qatar has been treated “unfairly…MORE

LSU hires former Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly
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LSU hires former Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly

Louisiana State University announced Tuesday morning Brian Kelly has been hired as the school’s head football coach. Kelly will be introduced on Wednesday. Kelly — Notre Dame’s head coach since the 2010 season — will replace current LSU head coach Ed Orgeron. LSU announced October 17 the school and Orgeron will be parting ways when…MORE

Lionel Messi wins seventh Ballon d’Or, while Alexia Putellas wins her first women’s title
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Lionel Messi wins seventh Ballon d’Or, while Alexia Putellas wins her first women’s title

Lionel Messi won his seventh Ballon d’Or title on Monday, while Alexia Putellas won her first Ballon d’Or FĂ©minin title. It is a record-extending win for Messi, who now has two more titles than his arch rival Cristiano Ronaldo. Although comparatively it might be considered a relatively down year at club level for Messi, he…MORE

Fenway Sports Group acquires NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins
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Fenway Sports Group acquires NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins

Fenway Sports Group (FSG), which owns Major League Baseball’s Boston Red Sox and English Premier League team Liverpool, has reached an agreement to acquire controlling interest of the National Hockey League’s Pittsburgh Penguins. FSG made the announcement on Monday and said as part of the transaction, Hockey Hall of Famer, Mario Lemieux, along with Ron…MORE

Lee Elder, the first Black golfer to play at the Masters, dies at 87
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Lee Elder, the first Black golfer to play at the Masters, dies at 87

Lee Elder, who was the first Black golfer to play at the Masters, has died at the age of 87, the PGA Tour confirmed on Monday. Elder broke through Augusta’s race barrier at the 1975 edition of the famous competition. He was honored at the 2021 Masters, joining Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player as an…MORE

Ballon d’Or 2021: Who will be crowned the best players in men’s and women’s football?
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Ballon d’Or 2021: Who will be crowned the best players in men’s and women’s football?

The world’s best footballers will be recognized at the annual Ballon d’Or ceremony in Paris on Monday. Lionel Messi, Robert Lewandowski and Mohamed Salah are among the favorites to be crowned the best men’s player, while Barcelona’s Alexia Putellas and Jennifer Hermoso headline the women’s nominees. However, the scheduling of the awards in the middle…MORE

Ralf Rangnick appointed Manchester United interim manager
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Ralf Rangnick appointed Manchester United interim manager

Manchester United has announced Ralf Rangnick as the club’s interim manager until the end of the season. The appointment of the 63-year-old German, who was previously head of sports and development for Russian club Lokomotiv Moscow, follows Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s dismissal earlier this month following a three-year spell as manager in which the club did…MORE

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